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New Toys

Kawasaki KX112 The ALL-NEW KX112 is arriving in New Zealand soon! The new model is based on the popular KX85 L motocrosser and features a longer piston stroke, contributing to low-end torque that translates to stronger drive out of the turns. This makes the KX112 ideal for teens and shorter adults...
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BARBECUE COMP LIFE

Most will accept the above definition as fair and reasonable when discussing the topic of competition, but this does not delve deep enough to accurately describe what ‘barbecue competition’ is all about. Throughout the calendar year, the New Zealand Barbecue Alliance (NZBA) and Steak Cookoff Association NZ (SCA) sanction, keep...
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A day with Hauraki Express

In the early hours of a crisp pre-winter morning, Off-Site big cheese Ethan Neville and myself found ourselves wandering through the Auckland CBD, a spring in our step and full of confidence. But we weren’t there for a beer or kebab or any late-night escapades for that matter; we were...
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The ColorCote Tradie Profile – Rowan Crowe

Last year, Rowan Crowe lost his job in finance during the chaos of lockdown number one. At something of a crossroads, he decided to put his family first and leave the Big Smoke for a quieter life in Whangamata. With there being about “three jobs” – to quote Rowan – in...
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A West Coast Whirlwind

The massive bull tahr was just 30 metres away, staring right at us, waiting… for what? Jimmy lifted the rifle and then an ominous sound. Click. A misfire. The bull remained fixed to the spot. The West Coast of the South Island is a magnificent place for an adventure, particularly...
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New Toys

Kawasaki 2021 KFX50 Give kids ages six and older the ability to confidently tackle the dirt. KFX50 ATVs are ideal for young adventurers, featuring 49.5cc of power and smooth performance that can help give riders experience in a controlled manner. The features include CVT, parental controls (such as ignition cut-off),...
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Winter basics for snapper

I love snapper – they are super accessible for those based in the northern part of NZ, can be caught using a variety of methods and, best of all, go pretty damn good in the fry pan. So, in winter when other popular species like kingfish and gamefish move further out...
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